Hosted by ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Agency, Brasil Tech comprises a forum, workshops and business-to-business (B2B) meetings, and is designed to share knowledge, foster trade partnerships and showcase Brazilian technology and products (full programme available on www.tradeprojects.net ).
With Brazil's public spending on health now standing at US$35 billion per annum, for a population of 190 million, it is plain to see why this industry has enjoyed such tremendous success in the past five years in particular.
The products at the heart of the growth in this country's industrial sector include medical equipment and supplies, dental equipment and supplies, implants and prostheses, radiology equipment and supplies and lab equipment and reagents.
Among the companies representing the Medical Products industry at Brasil Tech, will be:
Airsys: ICU equipment - Ventilators, compressors, flow and pressure analysers
Erwin Guth: Surgical and dental instruments
Baumer: Orthopaedic products
Macas: Hospital furniture
Ibramed: Physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment
Vitalmed: Inhalotherapy, anaesthesia, rescue and cardiology lines
Biosensor: Infusion pumps, syringe pumps and external pacemaker
Persons wishing to attend Brasil Tech 2008 can register online at www.tradeprojects.net . Alternately, they can email or fax their contact details and indication of their desire to attend to or fax 011 486 0530.